For Persons Living With Mental Health Conditions

Start Healing With BAC

Bridging Access to Care’s Behavioral Health Services are designed to fulfill multiple needs at once for many of our clients. Our programs and staff can provide support to those living with mental illness, substance misuse or a chronic illness. Clients will have access to our mental health clinic, an outpatient substance use treatment clinic, and a counseling program specifically for men of color who have sex with men.

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Mental Health Clinic

Located at 260 Broadway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, our new clinic is home to our Care Team of certified mental health professionals who are dedicated to helping you heal!

Bridge to Recovery is BAC’s primary program for clients living with a mental illness or those struggling with substance misuse due to their mental health. Any client that walks through our doors can expect a trauma-informed approach, which includes thorough screenings and assessments in order to make an official diagnosis.

Starting your healing with us means clients will receive access to consistent individual and group therapy sessions, as well as assistance with medication management.

All services are currently offered in English and Spanish. We also allow clients to make same-day appointments and accept walk-ins!

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To schedule an appointment at our Mental Health Clinic, please call: or send an email to mhreferrals@bac-ny.org

Programs for Substance Users

First Step

First Step is our safe space for substance users who are looking to start their recovery journey. This program is part of our OASAS-licensed outpatient substance use treatment program at our 2261 Church Ave location.

Qualifying clients, who are mostly mandated, will get to experience our trauma-informed care approach first-hand! Clients enter this program with a motivation to progress in their recovery and are determined to work towards an abstinent lifestyle.

What First Step Offers:

  • Counseling – Clients in our First Step program will have access to both individual and group therapy
  • Telehealth – While our clinic location is where our care team is located, we also offer virtual services for those with remote needs
  • Drug Tests – Clients will have full access to drug testing by LabCorp
  • Insurance Coverage – First Step is funded through clients’ insurance, allowing for participants to focus solely on their journey without any hefty medical bills
  • Dual Diagnosis Program – For clients who are also living with a mental health condition, this program can assist all of your behavioral needs for both of your recovery journeys

Benefits

  • SOLIDARITY – Attendees will find plenty of others here that are experiencing similar issues and working on improving their lifestyles.
  • COPING TOOLS – Clients will walk away from First Step with a new set of skills to help them manage emotions and navigate circumstances that may lead to risky behaviors
  • SOCIAL SERVICES – We always assure our clients that BAC is here to fulfill the “whole” human, so clients in this program may also be eligible for other BAC services including supportive housing, medication assistance and linkage to care if needed.
  • KNOWLEDGE – Learn about the risks of engaging in substance use and how they can effect our bodies in both short-term and long-term instances.

To schedule an appointment at First Step, please call:

Step Together

This specialized program specifically supports our YMSM (Young Men that have Sex with Men) client base as they navigate substance misuse recovery. Similarly to First Step, this program provides both individual and group counseling through our trauma-informed care system, as well as our harm reduction and prevention education practices to gay men and gay men of color.

Clients will also have access to free and frequent HIV and STI testing, as well as treatment options to boost recovery. While First Step is an insurance-funded program, Step Together is grant-funded, allowing access to those who do not have health insurance.

What Step Together Offers:

  • Free Support – Because of our grants, clients are able to participate in Step Together without worrying about medical bills
  • Counseling – Clients in our First Step program will have access to both individual and group therapy with our Care Team
  • Telehealth – While our clinic location is where our programs typically take place, we also offer virtual services for those with remote needs
  • Drug Tests – Clients will have full access to drug testing by LabCorp
  • Insurance Coverage – First Step is funded through clients’ insurance, allowing for participants to focus solely on their journey without any hefty medical bills
  • Dual Diagnosis Program – For clients who are also living with a mental health condition, this program can assist all of your behavioral needs for both of your recovery journeys

Benefits

  • SOLIDARITY – Attendees will find plenty of others here that are experiencing similar issues and working on improving their lifestyles.
  • REDUCING HARM – Clients will walk away from Step Together with a new set of skills to help them manage emotions and navigate circumstances that may lead to risky behaviors
  • SOCIAL SERVICES – We always assure our clients that BAC is here to fulfill the “whole” human, so clients in this program may also be eligible for other BAC services including supportive housing, medication assistance and linkage to care if needed.
  • KNOWLEDGE – Learn about the risks of engaging in substance use and how they can effect our bodies in both short-term and long-term instances.

To learn more about Step Together, please call:

Home Care and Support Programs

Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS)

Our HCBS team serves individuals aged 21 and above who require extra specific care within their homes to treat specific conditions. If you are a caretaker for a loved one, this program might be a fit for them in order to access more limited resources and lessen the emotional toll on you.

Individuals who qualify for Medicaid can receive HCBS services, which include psychosocial rehabilitation, psychiatric treatment, peer Empowerment, and habilitation.

What HCBS Offers

  • Specific Home Care – Our HCBS Care Team is equipped to make home visits to clients who are in dire need of extra care and support
  • Rehabilitation – If a client has a physical or mental impairment that limits their regular functionality, they can access a number of recovery options

To learn more about HCBS, please call: or email hcbs@bac-ny.org

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) 

This specialized community-led care team is dedicated to serving individuals ages 18+ who have more severe and persistent mental health diagnoses (including Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Chronic Major Depression and Schizophrenia) in order to help improve functionality.

Our ACT Team leads their work with a heightened trauma-informed care approach towards clients in this program, as the individuals receiving care are typically impacted by more intense, persistent symptoms.

Clients can expect our ACT Team to assist in curating and maintaining a treatment plan while having the ability to access care and support at all times.

For more information on ACT, please call:or email actteam@bac-ny.org.